Our Story

One of my girls did not that want to experience mainstream secondary school, so I started to look for alternatives within my home town of Hammersmith and came across a huge homeschooling community, which we engaged with and had lots of fun.

However, I started to think how much nicer it would be to have all activities and topic groups in one place. I started to arrange meetups with people in the local community and, from there, the idea for Spiritus began to emerge. I pitched the idea to my friends and family who loved it and helped me to grow the idea. It started at home then we worked with local community leaders who helped us find a home and Sprirtus was born!

As I began to think deeper about what Spiritus could really be about, I realised that in our society many of our young people are highly stressed, not in a good place emotionally and are vulnerable when their needs are not being met. Many young people we met in our home educated community were in need of an alternative solution to learning because mainstream does not suit everyone.

With this in mind, I decided the young people who would attend Spiritus would have a happy space to learn about themselves where time is always available. We would also start our days later as children need to give their bodies the sleep they need while they are growing.

We launched in April 2021 and haven’t looked back since.